Worldwide inline skating competition, at both the amateur and professional levels, is sanctioned by the California–based Aggressive Skaters Association. And they're taking this exciting, fast–growing sport out of the parking lots and into the spotlight. The ASA has developed a standardized judging system, a program for certifying judges, and it oversees professional and amateur competitive circuits, in which skaters are meticulously rated and ranked. As the ASA has grown in recent years, so has the complexity of this system. 'At first, ' observes ASA executive director Todd Shays, 'we used to use an enormous Excel spreadsheet to document individual skaters — and it took an average of two and a half days to update the official rankings!'